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Blanton's Original

TWJ's Blanton Original Review

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@TheWhiskeyJugReview by @TheWhiskeyJug

18th Jan 2014


  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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EYE Deep warm caramel

NOSE The bourbon spice dominates the nose and it takes a second to find anything else. Caramel, maraschino cherry, cinnamon, some vanilla and a little corn come out once it settles. I don’t really smell much oak and there is a wheat like sweetness permeating the entire nose even though there isn’t any in the mash bill.

TASTE Caramel is upfront with a rich bourbon spice riding shotgun. Citrus zest (orangish), cinnamon, hint of vanilla and a mild oak fill in the backseats and this buggy is rolling.

FEEL A little rougher than I would have imagined (or remembered previous bottlings being) but still easy to drink neat.

FINISH Corn, caramel, malt and wood combine and fade on a shockingly short finish.

SCORE: 89/100

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maltygirl commented

Nice review. What would you say this resembles (Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare?)

9 years ago 0

TheWhiskeyJug commented

@MaltyGirl Thank you. To me it tastes much more like the standard Buffalo Trace offering, which technically it is and just comes from the premium mid-rick selections.

9 years ago 0

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